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Robert A. Peterson

February 26, 1947 ~ May 14, 2018 (age 71)


     Robert A. Peterson, 71, a resident of Chassell passed away Monday May 14, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness.

     He was born on February 26, 1947, in Hancock, a son of the late Waino and Mildred (Luusua) Peterson.  Robert was raised in Tapiola and was a graduate of the Doelle School.  He also attended Michigan Technological University.

    ON March 4, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Simonson.  The couple moved to the Detroit area where Robert began a career working for MDOT.  He then transferred to the L’Anse office, retiring in 1996, after 28 years.  Since 1993, they have made their home in Chassell.

     Mr. Peterson was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Mary Peterson, his great-granddaughter Evelyn Williamson and his brother-in-law: Byron Nudd.

     Surviving are:

           His wife: Kathleen Peterson of Chassell

           His children: Dale (Serena) of Hancock

                                Darin (Kristi) of Hancock

                                Tony (Debbie) of Woodland, WA

                                Arliss (Karla) of Woodland, WA

                                Kyle (Mandy) of Kingston, MN


                     Jeremy (Jennette) of Kalispell, MT

                     Heidi (Mike) Rivers of Mound, MN

                     Tammy (Charles) Sarkinen of Battle Ground, WA

                     Nora (Nathan) Sarkinen of Buffalo, MN

                     Trudy (Cory) Williamson of Chassell

                     Darcy (Simon) Bellika of LaCenter, MN

                     Marla Gross of Rogers, MN           

           83 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren

           His brother: George (Charlotte) Peterson of Battle Ground, WA

           His sister: Greta Nudd of Battle Ground, WA

          Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

     Funeral services for Robert will be held 4 pm Thursday May 17, 2018, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock with Ron Jouppe to officiate.  Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery.

       Friends may call on Thursday May 17, 2018, from 2 pm until time of services at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock.

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     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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